• Taking Lives (2004)

Taking Lives

Release Date: March 19th, 2004

DVD Release Date: August 17th, 2004

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

An insidious serial killer is impersonating his victims' identities as he travels across Canada. A recent spate of murders in Montreal has brought FBI Agent Illeana Scott (Angelina Jolie) north to investigate. Scott's unusual methods quickly earn the suspicion of the local police but bring her close to art dealer James Costa (Ethan Hawke), who says he was an eyewitness to the latest murder. Sparks develop between the two as Costa's role becomes crucial in their effort to apprehend the killer.

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Olivier Martinez, Tchéky Karyo, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Gena Rowlands, Paul Dano

Director: D.J. Caruso

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Village Roadshow Prod., Taking Lives Films

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, 1980s, 2000s, Mystery, Hospital, Police station, Love, Mother, Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A certain genre of thriller depends more upon style and tone than upon plot; it doesn't matter if you believe it walking out, as long as you were intrigued while it was happening. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Clearly, much care and intelligence have been lavished on discouraging, routine material. show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    If only Taking Lives had given Jolie a greater foil than Ethan Hawke -- a young Kevin Spacey or Jack Nicholson say -- the film might have been a B-movie classic. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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